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  1. #1
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    What Merchant service would you recommend?

    Hey All

    Just getting everyone’s opinion on who they would recommend for there clients to use if they are not looking to commit to all the fees associated with a merchant account yet want to start to tale some payments online?:

    1. Paypal
    2. 2Checkout
    3. WorldPay

    Any other?

    Thanks in advance

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    cdgcommerce.com great customer service
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    Depending on what they are selling swreg is good. I currently use them to take payments for hosting (they do not normally allow this, but allowed me to give it a shot). They provide an ssl storefront and shopping cart setup, they allow payments via credit cards, paypal, etc. They have always been willing to work with me and other customers that I have seen (they have a yahoo mailing group and I see them working with customers to resolve issues all the time).
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    Post this in the right forum, and you'll get a LOAD of suggestions and comments on the listed companies.

    I myself would go with Paypal over the other companies mentioned.

    CDGCommerce is great, but there is a monthly fee involved.
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    It depends on the volume you do. If you are charging a very large amount of money to credit cards, get a real merchant service. Any major bank can direct you to one.

    Once you have the merchant service you use an API like Authorizenet to take care of the online transactions. Those other services charge a lot per transaction.

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    1. Paypal
    2. 2Checkout
    3. WorldPay

    Out of those three I feel that they seem to be the most widely spoken about, the most widely known, and most widely trusted in general so it seems.

    If your based in the UK, their is an offshoot of "worldpay" called
    http://www.fastpay.com/

    That is run by a high street UK clearing bank of good repute as is world pay, but it is much less involved to sign up with and the cost is much less.

    Personally my pathway into e commece is step by step.

    I'm starting with simple pay pal, then migrating to a more corporate style solution.

    My bank would gladly give me the credit card facilities but the charges are incredible, they charge few hundred pounds/$350 to set you up *estimate* and then you pay high percentages anyway * I think paypal* is incredibly less than my bank, then you have to pay a monthly fee on top of that??

    It seems scandelous the amount of money they take. As my main target is here in the UK and in my local community where good old fashioned trust goes along way, I'm using credit cards only to take initial deposits then they can post me a check. It might seem old fashioned but at least it beats paying those credit card companies

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    Originally posted by Lucid-Felix
    Post this in the right forum, and you'll get a LOAD of suggestions and comments on the listed companies.

    I myself would go with Paypal over the other companies mentioned.

    CDGCommerce is great, but there is a monthly fee involved.
    CDGCommerce is the way to go but as Lucid-Felix there is a monthly fee involved. So even if you have $0 sales that month you still pay that monthly fee.

    Otherwise I would go with Paysystems.com

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    A lot of the other companies don't really give you accounts to take Visa. They just let you use their accounts. They make money off of it by charging a higher rate.

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    You can also try www.moneybookers.com

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    Of those three -- Worldpay.

    While we have not used them on the merchant side we have known several business which have and they all are pleased with them. And while we have not used them as a merchant we have used them on the purchasing side and find it very easy as a client to use them to buy things.
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    We would just like to add for as reports, card service and link point have a program that it is included called mymerchant which has all the reports you would ever need, very good product.
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